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Gritting fleet faces cold snap

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Staffordshire gritters have been on the roads overnight in anticipation of snow followed by freezing temperatures. Helen Fisher, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet support member for Highways, said: As Sunday night progressed it became clear that the snow was arriving from the north west earlier and heavier than forecast, particularly on higher ground, but the gritters were out overnight. Being Sunday ...

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Schools will continue to rise to the challenge of higher standards

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Schools in Staffordshire will continue to rise to the challenge of higher standards when it comes to GCSEs, the county’s education chief has said. The news comes as new GCSE result statistics are revealed by the Department for Education. Instead of being graded A*-G, pupils are now being graded 9-1 in English Language, English Literature and Maths, with a grade ...

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Newcastle primary school set for expansion

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A primary school in Newcastle could be expanded to offer more places to children in the area. Baldwin’s Gate Primary School in Baldwin’s Gate, Newcastle, could be expanded by 35 places—5 places per year group—to 140 places, allowing it to cope with increased demand for places in the area. The measures are being put before Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet, after ...

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Cabinet to consider moving to new funding formula for schools

Schools in Staffordshire could move to the Government’s new National Funding Formula, after measures are considered by the county council’s Cabinet next week. With an extra £9.5million going to Staffordshire schools, the county council will decide whether to move to the Government’s new funding formula, which will determine how the money is distributed. This follows on from a Government announcement ...

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Yoga studio wins first People’s Business Award Burton

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A yoga studio in Burton which operated from various community venues before setting up its permanent base in the town has won an inaugural award to champion local business. Calm Yoga was selected by judges of the People’s Business Award as overall winner after receiving public nominations and being praised by customers. The award, part of Staffordshire County Council’s Get ...

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Nominations roll in for People’s Business Award in Burton

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Over 100 nominations have been received for the inaugural People’s Business Award in Burton since its launch last week. Burton residents are being urged to nominate their favourite local business for a new award which recognises great customer service in their community. The People’s Business Award is part of the county council’s Get Vocal About Local campaign. The award is ...

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People’s Business Award recognises Burton’s best customer service

People's Business Award

Burton residents are being urged to nominate their favourite local business for a new award which recognises great customer service in their community. The People’s Business Award is being launched today in Burton as part of the county council’s Get Vocal About Local campaign. The award is being run in conjunction with Burton Small Business – a consortium of local ...

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Big freeze continues in Staffordshire

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The big freeze is set to continue in Staffordshire as road users are urged to keep taking care. Met Office forecasters say temperatures may get above freezing briefly during the daytime, before returning below zero after dark. Staffordshire County Council’s fleet of more than 40 gritters are heading out again tonight following earlier gritting, but the extremely low temperatures are ...

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Gritting work continues in face of sub-zero conditions

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Staffordshire gritters will continue patrolling the county’s road network day and night as the cold snap remains in force. Having worked round the clock since Friday, Staffordshire’s fleet of more than 40 gritters is on the road again today in preparation for the anticipated fall in temperature overnight. Helen Fisher, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Support member for Highways and Transport, ...

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Major gritting operation continues in Staffordshire as hundreds of schools close

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Gritters have been working non-stop for the third night running as hundreds of schools across the county shut due to snow and ice. Staffordshire County Council’s fleet of more than 40 gritters was on the roads again, having worked round the clock since Friday. Weather forecasts had suggested the snow clouds would clear during Sunday night and the early hours ...

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